Honor Band

The Honor Band consists of students with one or more years of playing experience who have achieved an above- average playing level on their instruments and scored well on the audition. Honor Band membership carries increased responsibilities and expectations. Emphasis is placed upon the continued development of fundamentals, technique, musicality, and ensemble skills. Students in the Honor Band will be expected to participate in All Region Band auditions and the College Station I.S.D. Solo and Ensemble Contest. The Honor Band will give several performances throughout the year. Some performances include the Veterans Day Ceremony, winter concert, the Pre-UIL Concert, the Elementary tour concert. Additional participation by the band will be the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation, as well as at least one other contest or festival. Also the band will perform for a number of school-related functions such as school pep rallies, PTO Dinner, and various requests by Mr. Hadnot, Principal. Members will be required to keep a weekly practice record for a grade and also be expected to attend section rehearsals and a few clinics in March and/or April as we prepare for contest.

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is designed for students with one or more years of playing experience. Continued development of fundamentals, technique, and musicality are emphasized. In addition, ensemble skills will be developed through the rehearsal and performance of full band arrangements in a variety of styles. Students will have the option of participating in the auditions for the All Region band. Symphonic Band members are expected to participate in the College Station I.S.D. Solo and Ensemble contest as well as all Symphonic Band performances throughout the school year. The Symphonic Band will participate in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation in April and will also participate in an additional contest or festival. Members will be required to keep a weekly practice record for a grade and also be expected to attend a few clinic rehearsals in March and/or April as we prepare for contest.

Concert Band

The Concert Band is designed for students with one or more years of playing experience. Continued development of fundamentals, technique, and musicality are emphasized. In addition, ensemble skills will be developed through the rehearsal and performance of full band arrangements in a variety of styles. Concert Band members are expected to participate in the College Station I.S.D. Solo and Ensemble contest two concerts during the school year. If the Concert Bands progress is quick and steady they can participate in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation in April. Members will be required to keep a weekly practice record for a grade and also be expected to attend a few clinic rehearsals in March and/or April as we prepare for contest.

Beginning Band

The Beginning Band is taught in conjunction with the Concert Band and is designed for students no experience in music. The students will spend the year developing individual instrument skills and perform in two concerts, the Holiday Concert and End of the Year Concert. Beginning band students will be responsible for regular practice and will be required to keep a weekly practice record for a grade. Students who progress quickly have the opportunity to move into one of the three performing ensembles during the semester break.

 

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